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Poster: LMC5260 Date: Dec 19, 2014 2:17am
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

Interesting. Then where do all the uploads get their keywords from when you conduct a search of a subject?

If, for example, I conduct a specific search of the word "Gunsmoke" in [All Media Types] I get 6 pages of results of which most have nothing to do with "Gunsmoke" but at least a few do. The keyword "Gunsmoke" is highlighted.

How does that highlighting happen? How do uploads get key-worded in the system if the uploader cannot indicate what the subject matter of the upload is?

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Dec 19, 2014 10:07am
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

you're confusing the Wayback Machine with archive.org items. arive.org has keyword search. the Wayback does not. i do not see that you have uploaded any data content files to archive.org.

This post was modified by Jeff Kaplan on 2014-12-19 18:07:39

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Poster: LMC5260 Date: Dec 20, 2014 3:04am
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

Why does this have to be so confusing.

If I go to the archive.org home page I see the Wayback Machine section right, smack in the middle of the page. Am I to understand that the are TWO different Internet Archives? One with Wayback Machine and the other with _____? How many people have uploaded contents to IA using Wayback Machine because *it's the first procedure you see* but have no idea that what they've uploaded is practically lost?

This has to be the most convoluted way to run an archiving system. Instead of a direct path from A to B, people are made to go from A to Z to B -- with black holes swallowing content in-between.

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Poster: Mr Cranky Date: Dec 20, 2014 2:50pm
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

LMC5260,
Would you post a link to one of your uploads, please? It would be very interesting to see one and might be helpful. Or you can attach a screen shot image to one of the posting here on the forum using the Add files button below. That might help illustrate things.

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Poster: LMC5260 Date: Dec 21, 2014 3:25am
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

http://lostgirl.wikia.com/wiki/Fae

I am the administrator of the Lost Girl Wiki. Lost Girl is a Canadian supernatural drama television series. Its protagonist (Bo) was just named one of the top 100 Sci-Fi Characters of All Time by the British Film Institute; the show was the topic of a panel discussion at the 2014 Film & History Conference (an Affiliated Society of the American Historical Association); and included in a film and television academic studies publication published early 2014.

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Poster: Mr Cranky Date: Dec 21, 2014 3:42am
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

My communication skills do not seem to be as good as they could be. The link you have provided is to a web site independent of the Internet Archive. I was hoping you would post a link to one of the uploads to the Internet Archive that were mentioned in your earlier postings. It almost seems as if you are creating pages on an external wiki site and expect them to be searchable with the Internet Archives internal content search feature.

Please forgive my poor skills and post a link to content you have uploaded to the Internet Archive. This would have been done by lodging into an Internet Archive web site account and using one of the "Upload" methods available. For instance, the "Upload" button on the top right of the web page you are viewing this text in right now. Content added to the Internet Archive using this "Upload" method is usually searchable in a short time after uploading.

By the way, I am neither an administrator of the IA of in any way representative of their staff. I just admire your persistence with this issue and post while the brownies are cooling.

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Poster: LMC5260 Date: Jan 1, 2015 7:30pm
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

Sorry for the late reply to your message.

I understand now that the Wayback Machine has nothing to do with the Internet Archive. (I am an advocate for simplicity and not assuming expertise from anyone. The people behind the scenes should make a point of adding a notation on the Wayback Machine page where this information appears up-front so that it can be read by those who upload files with WM.)

I took the plunge and turned web pages into .pdf files and uploaded them to IA. Unfortunately, I am experiencing a problem with one of them. I accidentally uploaded the draft copy and didn't realize it until later. There is nothing on the "change the files" screen that shows a link to "UPDATE" a file (the only selection given is "upload new files to item") so I uploaded the correct copy hoping that it's the way to update the previous version, but from what I can tell it's not happening. The server gave me a "this file has already been uploaded" message (or something to that effect). I'll keep at it until either the upload server stops bucking and updates the file -- or I delete everything and try an upload again from scratch.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Dec 20, 2014 2:07pm
Forum: television Subject: Re: Adding keywords to television-related uploads

yes they are two different "archives". no one uploads to the Wayback Machine because that is not possible. you can specify a url and have the page captured off the live web but you cannot upload to it.